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Core Java™ 1.1 Volume II - Advanced Features by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Preface

To the Reader

The book you have in your hands is the second part of the third edition of Core Java. The first edition appeared in early 1996, the second in late 1996. The first two editions appeared in a single volume, but the second edition was already 150 pages longer than the first, which was itself not a thin book. When we sat down to work on the third edition, it became clear to us that a one-volume treatment of all the features of Java that a serious programmer needs to know was no longer possible. Hence, we decided to break up the third edition into two volumes; the second volume is what you are looking at.

The first volume covered the essential features of the language; this volume covers the advanced topics that a Java programmer ...

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